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Surfing The Internet On A TRS-80 Model 100

You don’t need a brand new, high powered computer to go online, and believe it or not there are still people out there surfing the net via dialup modem.

Now if you want to have the best online experience it helps if your computer has at least a few modern features, but if you haven’t bought a new computer in the last thirty years don’t worry, you can still go online...if you’re crafty.

Ars Technica writer Sean Gallagher is clearly crafty when it comes to the thoroughly modern art of computing, and he was able to get online with his newly acquired TRS-80 Model 100 (released in 1983) and a little slice of Raspberry Pi.

Sean's journey to bring 80s computer tech into the 21st century is equal parts inspiring and befuddling, but the results show time travelers from the 80s shouldn't have a problem getting online when they visit the 21st century.

Read Surfing The Internet...From My TRS-80 Model 100 here


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I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people out there are still using dial-up; ISPs aren't going to string high-speed cable out into the boonies.
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